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Prudential Ride London -not a good day
August 15, 2017

Another late update but happy to confirm that I completed the Prudential Ride London on the 30th July. I was very disappointed with the day and with how I felt so very glad that I was able to finish. It all started badly back in June when I tried to book a train from Richmond […]

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Wrong Priorities?
July 24, 2017

Well – here I am – I apologise that I have not found the time to update my journey since the beginning of June. As the title suggests I have found training time difficult as I have been exceptionally busy with work and with a holiday on the beautiful Black Isle in Scotland. My plan […]

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Oh my poor feet!!
June 7, 2017

This again is a very late update but I am delighted to report that Gemma and I completed the London to Brighton Challenge last week-end. The event was very well organised – I was not!! And I suffered as a result and my feet are still very tender. Gemma was much better organised with a […]

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Up and Down and Up and Down
May 18, 2017

(Subtitle – Offa was a fit man!) Sorry to my reader that I have not been about for a week again. Once again very busy at work with trips to Stoke, Wolverhampton and London today. Also at the weekend a trip to Surrey for Sophie’s birthday – eight hours of driving. Over the last week […]

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The full Monty
May 13, 2017

Sorry that I have not been about for a few days. I had a very busy week with work last week and although I managed some training, including a 100km bike ride last Sunday I have not had time to sit in front of the computer until now. On Saturday I took part in a […]

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All Done (or Not?)
April 24, 2017

Just a very quick update to confirm that I managed to complete the Virgin Money London Marathon yesterday. The experience was amazing although I must confess that I spent the last two miles just looking at my feet willing them to keep going, one in front of the other! The crowds were great and so […]

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Its re-hydration but not as we know it!!
April 17, 2017

I have finally got here to update my progress from the last week. I have had a very good family weekend with Dawn, Pete, Gemma, Phil and the adorable Sophie. My diet plans have gone all astray with far too much alcohol and I hope to be able to rescue things before next weekend – […]

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Well I am glad that this weekend is over but also pleased with the results. I achieved two milestones with my longest month of running (108 miles) and also my longest non-walk run of 20 miles on Sunday. Having said that the diversion through the field was very slow progress – more later! The weekend […]

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LONG LONG WEEKEND (but not as long as planned)
March 27, 2017

Just recovering from a heavy weekend of exercise following a very sinful Friday eating and drinking. I ran a quiz for our local church which was quite successful and a good evening. Aided by four pints of cider and beer. Good humour fuel but not good for athletes!! Despite this I had a good run […]

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How wet can you get?
March 6, 2017

I thought Doris was bad but the Anglesey Half Marathon was even wetter! OK – the weather forecast was entirely correct but having woken to a beautiful sunrise I hoped perhaps they were wrong. As I walked across the Menai Bridge to register it began to spit with rain. Within five minutes it was pouring […]